Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2023

Degree Type

Capstone - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Sheila McAdams


Over the last few decades, it has become widely accepted that family-school partnership is an essential strategy to support the success of all students in K-12 school settings. However, despite this fact, policies and practices within the realm of family-school partnership remain largely undeveloped and inconsistent across the U.S, particularly in schools serving students from non-dominant backgrounds. There are several reasons for this, including the fact that theoretical frameworks in the field have remained limited in scope, and that there is a demonstrated lack of training for educators in the domain of family-school partnership. Nevertheless, there now exist some promising frameworks and exemplars across the U.S that can serve as valuable guideposts for both policymakers and practitioners who strive to foster truly effective, sustained partnerships between families and educators in K-12 schools nationwide.

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